To Those I Serve | A Covenantal Prayer

TO THOSE I SERVE A COVENANTAL PRAYER Once, when my mind was dull, and my body weak, and my senses lacking, and my spark faint, I had it not in me to speak of Wisdom, nor of things Divine, nor of Truth, and even less of Beauty.  But, my friends, I have happened upon a […]

12. A Prophecy Fulfilled

A Prophecy Fulfilled I. The Logos hath risen,  The Word giveth light,  It spreads out Its branches By day and by night. II. A blossoming wildflower  Thy words hath become, And now, resurrected, They reach for the Sun. III. Such great understanding Is born of a seed, Not a shovel I’ve lifted Yet Gold I’ve […]

11. As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby)

As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby) I. Into darkness I settle  As the ocean depths swell, Surrounded, yet cornered  By creatures that dwell… II. A terrible vision Now fills me with fear For the fate of my people Before me appears…  III. What a horrid behemoth Mankind has become, For they’ve mocked what is perfect  And […]

11. Tending to the Garden

Tending to the Garden I. Great is the bee who Tends well to his garden, He works all his life and yet Ne’er does he harden. II. “What’s good for the bee Must be good for the hive,” That’s the motto he lives by That keeps him alive. III. He knows what he does And […]

8. A Gnostic Dream

A Gnostic Dream I. A gnostic dream I dream tonight, Which guides my quill toward the light And lifts my soul in fancy flight, This gnostic dream I dream tonight. II. And I have heard on down the vine That dreams as these can bend the mind, Can whisper truths so seldom heard And tell […]

6. I Eat the Fruit

I Eat the Fruit I. I eat the fruit that groweth In the middle of the garden — The fruit that is forbidden  —, Hoping God, my soul, will pardon, II. For I have heard sweet whispers That such fruit can bend the mind, Giving wisdom to young poets Who would seek, in hope to find. […]

5. O’er Fertile Plains I Roam

O’er Fertile Plains I Roam If the plains of thy mind be fertile,  And if water flows from the distant hills, And if seeds thou doth sew,  Wilt not the Father give thee bread?  Will ye not be nourished? FEATURE THE POET & THE SAGE When you hold in your hand A hardcover book, As […]

4. I Dance on the Vine of Eternity

I Dance on the Vine of Eternity Ever here, yet ill-defined, Ever near, yet far behind, High and low I twist and wind Throughout the gardens of thy mind. Ever the Saint, yet e’er grotesque,  Ever the truth, yet ever the jest,  Evil at worst, divine at best, I’m he who is cursed and I’m […]

3. “Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul

“Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul How may I look, and see? How may I listen, and hear? How may I feel, and know? How may I comfort my weary soul? How may I discern truth?  How may I be guided by wisdom?  How may I sing praise to THE ONE?  How may I give […]

2. I Tread Softly There

I Tread Softly There I. Ferns grow in the valley, They block out sun and sky, A dark and weathered hew of green, Some natives passing by. II. They make no fuss about their way,  And neither do they rush, They stop to marvel at the stream  Which trickles ‘neath the brush. III. Their mongrel […]